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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Arriving in time to greet the new year is our deceptively efficacious Belgian strong ale. Golden-straw color, effervescent condition, and commingling flavors and aromas of curacao orange, coriander, yeasty fruit esters and phenols, a subtle malt base, and a warming, slightly hoppy finish. Served proudly in its own tulip-shaped glass, this perennial was the first Belgian-style beer produced in American craft-brewing history according to the beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. Don’t miss it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
pours medium dark golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. loads of golden candi and honey, spicy coriander - tad too much, sweet lightly toasted malts, fruitiness - oranges and peaches. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky with all that sweetness, herbal-floral-citrusy finish. meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5291) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Botle (22 oz). Shared by czar, thanks! Hazy orange with a small persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, light peachy notes, cereals and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet (a tad too much), malt, peach/citrus, light banana and light alcohol. Medium body. Low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Aroma is interesting, but the taste is too sweet for the style. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3335) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Pours a dark yellow with a low white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is boozy but also fruity, sweet and spicy. Taste is sweet with light honey flavors and yellow fruits. Some bananas. Sticky mouthfeel. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3279) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle 22oz. Pours golden with low off-white head. Pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of grain, citrus, fruits. Taste is of grain, sugar, alcohol, malt, fruits. Palate: medium body. Overall: Good. Nice fruits. Fair tripel, but nothing outstanding here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks czar. Clear gold pour, thin white head. Cereal aroma, citrusy notes, light vanilla, alcohol, very estery. Flavor is fruity, banana, light caramel, quite sweet, a bit too syrupy. Despite the advertised low FG, I feel this beer is definitely sweet, carbonation isn’t quite high enough for the style either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a slightly cloudy deep orange with off-white lacing. Smells sweet, spicy, and yeasty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours cloudy amber into a snifter with the scent of sweet malty bananas upfront. The taste is very floral. Very Belguim. Slight hoppy resin in there but the malty sweetness makes this a delicious delight. Balanced to perfection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a clear golden body with lots of white lacing. Aroma is spice, clove and banana. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malt, bitter spicy hop, banana, clove, estery & yeasty with a light dustiness in the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Cloudy orange with very little foam, but quite a few bubbles rising up. Aroma really reminds me of a hefeweizen with lots of complex fruity chemicals wafting off the top. Booze is the main component to the flavor, bottle says 10.0% abv, vs. the 9.5% Ratebeer reports. Fairly sweet and refreshing despite this, and a really nice thick but fizzy mouthfeel. No hop profile that I could pick out. 22 oz bottle bought from their brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bright citrus peel body with a small ivory crown. Light yeast, honey baked biscuit, white pepper, some banana and grapefruit along with some earthiness. Just nothing to write home about.

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